A Delightful Evening at The Grill 1646 and Nokturnal: Community and Cocktails

Last night, I had the pleasure of visiting The Grill 1646 in my hometown of Lincoln City, a place that has undergone quite a transformation since my younger days. This restaurant/bar is not just another spot to grab a bite or drink – it’s a heartwarming blend of community spirit, affordable yet delicious food, and innovative cocktails. Here’s a glimpse into my wonderful experience and why you should support this gem.

A Warm Welcome at The Grill 1646

As I walked into The Grill 1646 during the day, I immediately felt the welcoming and family-friendly atmosphere. The owner, Dan, an ex-firefighter, started chatting, and we hit it off pretty quickly. It was clear from the start that he genuinely cared about his clientele, staff, and the community. His passion for creating a friendly and inclusive environment was palpable, making everyone feel right at home.

The Grill 1646 offers a diverse menu with something for everyone. From hearty burgers to large, meaty wings, and fresh salads if you are into that kind of thing. The family-friendly vibe during the day makes it a perfect spot for lunch or an early dinner with the family.

The Night Transforms at Nokturnal

As the clock struck 9 PM, they seamlessly transitioned from kid-friendly "The Grill 1646" into the 21+ "Nokturnal," creating a vibrant and energetic atmosphere perfect for an evening out. Despite this transformation, the full menu remained available, allowing guests to enjoy their favorite dishes while savoring expertly crafted cocktails. Nokturnal managed to strike the perfect balance between a lively bar scene and a welcoming dining experience, making it an ideal spot for the weary, the hungry, and the thirsty.

Cocktails and Conversations

The bar at Nokturnal is nothing short of impressive. They use the SmokeTop, adding a delightful smoky twist to their cocktails – a touch that scored bonus points in my book. The cocktail menu is diverse, offering both classic and inventive drinks that cater to all tastes. Whether you’re in the mood for a smoky old-fashioned or a hard root beer float, the bartenders have you covered.

Speaking of bartenders, Angus, the charismatic bar boss, truly stood out. His personable nature and ability to connect with patrons made him a central figure at Nokturnal. It was clear that many people were there just to enjoy his company and exceptional drinks. Angus’s enthusiasm and skill behind the bar added an extra layer of enjoyment to the evening.

A Community with Heart

One of the most heartwarming aspects of my visit was the restaurant’s commitment to giving back to the community. They have a board where patrons can order meals for people in need. Anyone who is hungry can take a ticket from the board and exchange it for a meal, no questions asked. This initiative reflects the generous spirit of Dan and his team, ensuring that everyone in Lincoln City has access to a hot meal.

During my visit, I decided to contribute to this noble cause by purchasing 36 meals in total. This gesture exemplified the caring and community-focused ethos that The Grill 1646 and Nokturnal stand for.

Why You Should Visit

Lincoln City is evolving, and establishments like The Grill 1646 and Nokturnal are at the forefront of this positive change. They offer more than just great food and drinks; they provide a sense of community and belonging. Whether you’re a local or just passing through, I highly recommend stopping by to experience the warmth, creativity, and generosity that define this remarkable place.

Supporting The Grill 1646 and Nokturnal means supporting a business that truly cares about its patrons and its community. It’s a place where you can enjoy delicious food, innovative cocktails, and the company of wonderful people. So, next time you’re in Lincoln City, make sure to drop by – you won’t be disappointed.

Cheers to community and cocktails.